Community leaders along with policeman in southern Nevada are working together to figure out why there have been so many deaths on local roadways this year. Pedestrian deaths are getting a lot of the attention because of the huge increase.
This year there have been 62 people killed in traffic accidents. Last year at this time there had been 35 deaths in Clark County. On top of that, pedestrian deaths have nearly tripled. We had one weekend not long ago where 7 people lost their lives. That is a huge reason for concern.
Tuesday the Pedestrian Safety Task Force met, they are coming up with ideas to try and help the deaths decrease. One of the ideas being discussed is a law that would force drivers to stop when there is a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The law currently states that the vehicle just needs to yield to pedestrians. Another idea calls for sentencing ticketed drivers to participate in a class held at the Clark County morgue.
The Regional Transportation Commission plans to have digital signs installed to show when buses are scheduled to arrive. It is an attempt to stop people from dangerously rushing through traffic to catch buses.
One statistic that sticks out, is no 16 or 17-year-old drivers have died in car accidents in the past 2 years.
With new laws being discussed, more tickets will be handed out to enforce the laws. If you are given a ticket, call a Las Vegas traffic ticket lawyer to help you out. Don’t waste time in court, or waiting in line, we can do that for you. Nobody wants a traffic ticket, but we do need our roadways to be safer. If you are issued a traffic citation, our experienced attorneys will help you get it resolved. Let’s all work together to make Las Vegas roads safer to travel on.